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Man Arrested In Fatal 2018 Crash

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jun 21, 2019

ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky State Police say that 24-year-old Chad Sansom was arrested by Kentucky State Police after being indicted in a deadly 2018 crash.

KSP says that on May 19, 2018, at 4:43 a.m. they received a call about the collision. They determined that Sansom, 23 at the time, was travelling south on KY 7 in a pickup truck when he crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Cruze driven by 50-year-old Marsha Harper, of Olive Hill, who was headed north.

Sansom was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington for treatment.

Harper was pronounced dead at the scene.

On June 5, 2019, Sansom was indicted in the Elliott County Circuit Court for the charge of murder. On Friday, June 21, he was arrested and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center.

KSP said that alcohol is a factor in the collision.